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Using the Redhat support page: http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...etup-Tips.html It mentions "Basic configuration setup for both wu-ftpd and proftpd" Where is proftpd found? How do I install it? I see no reference to ...
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    FTP configuration Frustrations


    Using the Redhat support page:
    http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...etup-Tips.html

    It mentions "Basic configuration setup for both wu-ftpd and proftpd"

    Where is proftpd found? How do I install it?
    I see no reference to it anywhere else?

    I've used this document:
    http://www.redhat.com/support/resour.../guestftp.html

    I've set up, and re-set Redhat 7.3 numerous times using this document, and I still can't get a "real" guest ftp account set up.

    I've tried to create a guest account with the name of the user = ftpmgr
    when I enter through a browser ftp://ftpmgr@IPAddress/ I enter the server through ftpmgr's

    home directory and can't get to the root of the web server.

    Using the WS_FTP client, I set the initial site folder to /var/www/html/ and using the ftpmgr account I am able to ftp to the site, however the account can navigate to the root / of the server.

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    Go to www.proftpd.org I can't help you with wuftpd since I have never used it but I have used proftpd extensively and can help you with that. I use proftpd at work with mysql auth and it works great.

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    If you wish for ftpmgr to not access other directories, you must set a chroot jail for that user. /etc/ftpaccess actually documents a little on how to do that.

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    Since I posted that yesterday, I have gone to www.proftpd.org and downloaded the application as well as the instructions. From the sample config files it looks pretty straight forward. We'll see how it goes today.

    My biggest question was with Redhat, as they have in their instructions "Basic configuration setup for both wu-ftpd and proftpd" yet I could not find any mention of proftpd anywhere else in their manual or on their website.

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    To setup a chroot jail in proftpd you do DefaultRoot ~ in the conf file to lock users into their home dir.

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